If you missed it, we recently published the video and meeting summary from this month’s Lents Neighborhood Association. The post is here.

I’d like to thank Katie Penna for writing the meeting summary, and I’m excited to see what other sorts of interesting neighborhood-based reporting she produces.

With today’s technology and social media, we all have the power to tell whatever kind of stories we want.

I’d love to help channel some of the passion and commitment I see from neighbors in Lents into story telling. So if there’s a story you’d like to tell, or an organization you’d like to feature… definitely get in touch with me.


Well, I can’t lie… The Eagle’s Eye Tavern has rocketed to the top of my favorite bar in Portland list. And hey– they host karaoke four nights a week.

The Eagle’s Eye Tavern, 5836 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm-ish * free


Newell Briggs

Folk Songs & Stories from the Rural South:

“Newel Briggs sings old slave songs accompanied by his guitar, mandolin and banjo. Raised by his grandparents, the first people in his family to be born free, Newel’s grandma sang songs such as ‘Loop de Loo’, ‘Miss Mary Mac’, ‘Ham Bone’ and ‘Shortnin’ Bread’. Learn about the history behind the songs and the evolution of African American music through his stories.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * noon – 1 pm


“Free yard signs promote 20 mph speed limits! The City is providing FREE “20 is plenty” yard signs and bumper stickers to raise awareness about Portland’s new 20 mph residential speed limit.”

 Parking lot of Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * noon – 4 pm  


Once Upon a Time Family Theatre is a magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. There’s always a slight twist to the traditional story that keeps these productions fresh. Though simply produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have everyone fully absorbed in the interaction of live theatre.”

“Sleeping Beauty” is this month’s production. Buy tickets online here.

Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St * 11:30 am * $1 children, $2 adults 


Winter Farmers Mercado, every Saturday until March 24 at Portland Mercado:

“Support Local Growers, Artisans and Entrepreneurs in our Indoor/Outdoor Farmers Market. Kids Activities, Live Music, Food Demonstrations, Chef @ the Market Cooking & Education Program.”

7238 SE Foster Rd * 10 am